Eye Injury & Vision Loss Compensation Solicitors
We all know how important our eyes are to the quality of our life. If you therefore suffer an injury to your eye (or eyes) as a result of a third party’s negligence then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim with the assistance of our personal injury claims solicitors for Bolton.
The eyes can be injured in any number of ways from road traffic accidents to injuries at work and slips, trips and falls. Where a successful claim is made the compensation will be paid out by the negligent party, or more usually, their insurance company.
Such compensation claims are permitted because English law places a duty of care on certain groups of people towards the health and safety of others, for example, employers to their employees or road users towards each other. As most eye injury claims will be a result of a breach of this duty care, for example, failure of an employer to provide health and safety equipment or a speeding driver, then it is permissible to make a claim.
For a free telephone consultation please call us today on 01204354078. We know how serious the implications for an eye injury can be, and our solicitors have a sympathetic and vigorous approach to seeking compensation for our clients. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day and all year around, so if you, a friend, or a family member needs advice, call us today.
We offer free legal advice, and you are under no obligation to use our services. We work on a no win no fee* agreement for all clients in Bolton.
Are You Eligible to Claim for Vision Loss Compensation?
If you have been affected with an injury to one of both of your eyes, and the accident was not your fault, then there is every chance you could be due compensation. We offer legal advice and support on the following injury types.
- vision loss in one eye
- loss of sight in one eye
- blindness in one eye
- injuries to both eyes
- total blindness
The areas that can be affected after an injury include:
- The cornea, iris, and pupil
- The retina
- The optical nerve
How Much Compensation for an Eye Injury Claim in Bolton?
Every case that our lawyers deal with will be very different, but there are some rough guidelines you should be aware of taken from average of claims successfully pursued in the UK over the last few years. You can see those below:
- Minor eye injuries average claim payouts – £1,600 to £3,000
- Minor injuries with painful symptoms – £3,000 to £6,500
- Serious damage to the vision in one eye – £6,500 to £30,000
- Blindness in one eye compensation – Up to £40,000
- Blindness in both eyes – Up to £200,000
Your eyes are a very fragile, yet complex optical system, which means an eye injury can have devastating effects, and can result from even the most minor of accidents. Thankfully most eye injuries will only result in scratches, cuts, and minor irritation. But in more serious cases can lead to total blindness in one of both pupils. Because the nature of these injury types can be so serious, the compensation awards do reflect that.
For some victims, the ramifications of an eye injury claim or loss of vision (blindness) can prove to be life-long, and as such is necessary that you employ the services of a personal injury solicitor who can get you the financial justice that you deserve.
How Eye Injury Claims Occur
The causes that lead to eye injury compensation claims in the UK and Bolton can include, but are not limited to:
- Burns from fire, or flame proximity
- High speed impact from small projectiles
- Electric Shock
- Chemical contact
- Grit or other particles
- Head trauma
- Air bag defects
- Laser eye surgery complications
Specialist Legal Support for Bolton Residents
We believe that you should always employ the services of a specialist, and our solicitors are just that. We aim to settle compensation claims as quickly as possible, and in most cases this will be settled outside of court. Call 01204354078 for a free and confidential phone consultation.